Will you just take a look at that tuckered out box of spraypaint. “For crying out loud Mary Ann,” I can hear some of you saying, “What happened to Operation Clean Nozzle? Where are the lids? Why are some of the cans missing nozzles? WHAT’S GOING ON OVER THERE?”
I’ll tell you what’s going on. It’s me playing Andy Warhol on crack. It all started the other day when I could not go One More Second without knowing how to make a sunburst starburst line thing. In my mind I could clearly see the stencil of my sister with these lines radiating from her head. So I went HERE to this Photoshop Tutorial where it says right there in black and white: Learn how to create rays simply and easily.
Well I’m going to tell you right now that is a big fat lie. So I decided to do it the old fashioned way. You know BEFORE Photoshop existed. I mean surely Burst of Rays were being made back then.
I apologize for the unattractive backdrop, but this is not a stage set. This is a spraypaint crime scene. Nozzles are routinely zinging through the air, lids are getting tossed, things are pushed out of the way, cans are falling over, an ant is crawling up my leg, and in the middle of all this I’m running out of spray adhesive. WHAT?! (insert blood curdling scream here) That’s NOT something you can run out of when you’re in the middle of what is possibly your most staggering work of heartbreaking genius. Can you? NO! I did what any sensible person would do at this point. I went in the kitchen and ransacked the drawers looking for adhesive substitute. I found some! Skewers! You hold them like chopsticks, only you have 4 in your hand instead of 2, and they are very good stencil holder downers. Think Edward Scissorhands.
More frivolity and foolishness. Then I added some floral stencils to yesterdays bookcovers. Today, another round of decoration. Tomorrow, who knows? This is all pure experimentation & play which means the entire lot of it will become Mailart at some point.
In between fetching spraypaint nozzles Wyatt did his best to look bored and unconcerned with the brouhaha happening out back.